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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jun 22, 2009 9:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy Father's Day

That poem - as heard at the end of the classic 1939 movie with Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. trio of swashbuckling awols (well...) and Sam Jaffe in the title role - never fails to bring tears to my eyes.

(the following is from Wiki:)
"Gunga Din" (1892) is one of Rudyard Kipling's most famous poems, a rhyming narrative from the point of view of a British soldier, about a native water-bearer (a "bhisti") who saves the soldier's life but dies himself.
Like several Kipling poems, it celebrates the virtues of a non-European while revealing the racism[?] of a colonial infantryman who views such people as being of a "lower order".
The poem was published as one of the set of martial poems called the Barrack-Room Ballads.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 23, 2009 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy Father's Day

Outstanding...watched it many times with my dad, and then with my three boys.

One of the biggest compliments I ever rec'd was at my wedding when the aging photographer told someone that I looked like DFBanks, jr, in that movie! The person had no clue what he meant, but when they told me what he had said, I was elated...my wife wasn't sure...oh well.

Great Grant performance!

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jun 24, 2009 1:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy Father's Day

Eduardo Ciannelli's finest hour.

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